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zDoop 1.0

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zDoop is the industry's first Hadoop Big Data management platform for System z Linux®, and it delivers the superior security, performance, reliability and TCO you've come to expect on System z®. Special data connectors eliminate offloading costs and risks for DB2® and others. Mine your data for new insights and efficiencies.

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zDoop is the first product in the market to bring the benefits of the Hadoop ecosystem to IBM® System z® customers. It’s the first product to avoid the complex Extract Transform Load (ETL) process and leverage existing investments in System z. zDoop brings both dramatic cost savings and new business opportunities.

With zDoop, applications on zLinux® can access traditional data stores and new data streams for BI reporting, query and discovery at dramatically lower costs.

● Global organizations with System z — For organizations with existing System z data bases, Veristorm is the first to market with a Big Data solution that preserves current investments and security, reduces or avoids MIPS costs, and sidesteps migration costs and risks.

● Global organizations adding Big Data — For organizations with 20 TB or more data, zDoop on System z has a compelling TCO versus distributed, x86 Hadoop.

● Service Providers — We’ll help enable new Business Intelligence service offerings, including zDoop Software as a Service (SaaS) based on Hadoop on OpenStack on System z to cut costs per user, and enable more users per system.

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  • + Functional details

    zDoop is a distribution of Hadoop for Linux® on System z® that leverages IBM®’s Integrated Facility for Linux (IFLs). Key advantages of zDoop include:

    ● Provides new Big Data query abilities for System z

    ● Leverages existing capital and operational investments in System z

    ● Reduces Big Data incremental infrastructure costs 50-70% versus new infrastructure

    ● Eliminates costs and risks of offloading data

    ● Preserves mainframe security and control over sensitive data

    ● Native System z applications manage data collection from DB2®, IMS™, VSAM and Long Form Sequential Data without cost and complexity of SQL extract, transform and load (ETL) or offloading operations

  • + Business problem

    Big Data refers to data sets that are simply too large for traditional tools to manage. New streams from mobile, sensor networks, social media, and multimedia are rapidly expanding and are often not structured in the traditional form of SQL tables.

    zDoop enables customers to tackle and tame Big Data without the risks and complexity of offloading data to a new platform.

  • + Business opportunity

    Big Data, and zDoop in particular, provide business opportunities for organizations create value and improve efficiency, for IBM® resellers who can enable them, and Service Providers who can offer Big Data as a cloud™ service.

    The Big Data market is at an inflection point. 15 of 17 sectors in the US economy have more data stored than the US Library of Congress, and global data is projected to grow at 40% per year. For companies that can take advantage of Big Data, the rewards are large. In just the US health care sector, insights from Big Data are projected to be worth $300 billion. In the retail sector, Big Data insights will help realize up to a 60% increase in operating margins.

    * Big Data can make data more accessible to stakeholders, improve organizational communication and coordination, with results like cutting time to market and improving quality.

    * zDoop can manage data streams from performance data to baseline performance and enable controlled experiments in processes. The changes in performance data can help understand root causes for better future performance.

    * Segmenting customers to tailor products and services to better meet their needs.

    * Augmenting decision making with entire datasets from customers, employees and sensors.

    * Create new business models, products and services. For example, GPS data has created entirely new services. With zDoop on System z®, Service Providers can offer these capabilities with competitive pricing to new customers as a cloud service.

    ** For more details, see the McKinsey Global Institute Report, Big Data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity.

  • + Return on investment

    The TCO of zDoop on System z® is lower than Hadoop on distributed x86 solutions:

    • Network costs may be 75% less due to virtualization of the cluster

    • Floor space requirements may be 1/25th smaller due to virtualization

    • Virtual machines may be 60% fewer due to higher resource utilization

    • Storage requirements may be 50% less due to greater reliability While the investment is smaller than distributed Hadoop, the return has the same high potential.

    While it depends upon the application, in the US health care sector, insights from Big Data are projected to be worth $300 billion. In the retail sector, Big Data insights will help realize up to a 60% increase in operating margins.

  • + Competitive advantage

    For customers with more than 20 TB of data, System Z® will be the platform of choice to enable Big Data solutions due to its security, high availability and competence in quickly processing large amounts of data. Operational advantages of zDoop on System z include:

    ● Immediate and automated deployment of small, medium and large Hadoop clusters at lowest possible TCO, leveraging the strengths of the z platform

    ● Up to 60% reduction of storage requirements

    ● Faster processing time on System z due to shared storage and higher utilization rates

    ● Reduced management requirements because fewer data nodes are required

    ● Rapid access to current data from your DB2®, IMS™ or VSAM data on zOS®, without the complexity of SQL-based ETL tools or the challenges of scheduling transfers

    ● Greater data security and the elimination of the need to transfer the data out of your mainframe

  • + Industries

    Aerospace & Defense Industry
       Ship Building
    Automotive Industry
       Automotive OEMs (Manuf of Cars, Light Trucks, Motorbikes)
       Automotive Suppliers
       Distributors, Importers, Retailers
       Heavy Equipment
    Banking Industry
       Banking - Global Customer Management
       Banking - Other
    Chemicals & Petroleum Industry
       Chemicals & Life Sciences
    Computer Services Industry
       Business Recovery Services
       Computer Leasing and Rental
       Computer Maintenance & Services
       DP Education
       Prepackaged Software
       System Integration
    Consumer Products Industry
       CP - Beverages & Tobacco
       CP - Food Manufacturing
       CP - General Processing
       CP - Household / Health & Beauty
    Education Industry
       Basic/Secondary Education
       Higher Education
    Electronics Industry
       Technology Systems and Microelectronics
    Energy & Utilities Industry
       Combo Electric/Gas
       Electric and Gas Energy Services Traders
    Financial Markets Industry
       Financial Markets - Global Customer Management
       Financial Markets - Other
    Government Central/Federal industry
       Defense and National Security
       Environ., Transp. & Pub. Works
       Finance and Administration
       Public Safety and Justice
       Social Services
    Government, State/Provincial/Local Industry
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, City/Mun.
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, County/Shire
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, Spec. Dist.
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, State/Prov.
       Fin. & Admin, City/Municipal
       Fin. & Admin, County/Shire
       Fin. & Admin, Special District
       Fin. & Admin, State/Prov./Reg.
       Other Government
       PS & Justice, City/Municipal
       PS & Justice, County/Shire
       PS & Justice, Special District
       PS & Justice, State/Prov./Reg.
       Soc. Services, City/Municipal
       Soc. Services, County/Shire
       Soc. Services, State/Prov/Reg.
    Healthcare Industry
       Alternate Healthcare
       Healthcare Other
       Health Plans / Payors
       Integrated Healthcare Systems / Hospitals
       Physicians / Clinics
    Industrial Products Industry
       Fabrication & Assembly
       Forest Products
       Other Process
    Insurance Industry
       Insurance Carriers - Life & Asset Management (L&AM)
       Insurance Carriers - Property & Casualty (P&C)
       Insurance Intermediaries
       Other Insurance, N.E.C.
    Life Sciences Industry
    Media & Entertainment Industry
       Printing & Publishing
    Professional Services Industry
       Business Services
       Legal Services
       Management Consulting
       Marketing & Public Opinion Research
    Retail Industry
       Retail - Apparel Manufacturing
       Retail - Department Stores
       Retail - Direct Marketing
       Retail - Retail Food
       Retail - Food Services
       Retail - Hard Goods
       Retail - Mass Merchants
       Retail - Pharmacy/Drug
       Retail - Specialty
    Telecommunications Industry
    Travel & Transportation Industry
       Car Rental
       Freight Airlines
       Freight Forwarders & Arrangers
       Freight Services
       Global Dist. Systems / CRS
       Passenger Airlines
       Passenger Water Transportation
       Post Operations
       Tour Operations and Arrangers
       Travel Agencies
       Urban Transportation
    Wholesale Distribution & Services Industry
       Wholesale - Food/Food Svc/Drug
       Wholesale - General Trading Co.
       Wholesale - Non-Durables
       Wholesale - Durables
       Wholesale - Services

  • + Solution areas

    Cross industry
       Business Intelligence
          Data Mining

  • + Customer size

    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • + Languages supported


  • + Countries/regions available for distribution

    United States

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  • + Hardware/OS platforms

       IBM Systems: System z
    z/OS 1.13
       IBM Systems: System z
    z/OS 2.1
       IBM Systems: System z

Date last modified:    Jul 29, 2013

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